Padres booed at MLB All-Star Game, had a blast anyway
The San Diego Padres were represented well in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Manny Machado, Jake Cronenworth and Joe Musgrove all made appearances and were booed upon entry.
The booing, however, didn’t hold them back. Machado even stated that “they love [him].”
Machado, who made his sixth All-Star appearance on Tuesday, was seemingly excited to have so many players represent San Diego.
"“To have three come here and to represent San Diego, it just makes it that much better.” -Manny Machado, via MLB.com"
Machado hit a ball up the middle in the first inning that, unfortunately, was turned into a double play by New York Mets shortstop Andrés Giminéz.
In the third inning, Musgrove was sent in from the bullpen and had an unforgettable first All-Star Game.
Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove made an exciting All-Star debut
Musgrove pitched a scoreless and hitless third inning. He “had a blast.”
"“It was a blast, man. I got the shakes a little bit coming out of the bullpen. It’s been a while since I’ve had that. … But I just went out there and tried to throw as hard as I could.” -Joe Musgrove, via MLB.com"
He certainly made the Padres proud, and Machado said it was “special” to share the field with him.
Jake Cronenworth made an appearance in the sixth inning after being announced to the roster just a few days prior. He replaced New York Mets second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr., who couldn’t play due to a back strain.
Cronenworth didn’t produce any hits, but he reportedly told Musgrove to throw a slider, which helped strike out Aaron Judge.
"“He’s looking into the dugout. I was telling him to throw a slider. So he threw a slider and struck him out.” -Jake Cronenworth, via MLB.com"
Despite the un-warm welcome from Los Angeles, the Padres worked great together and represented San Diego well.